ERIC Number: ED215394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Developing Community Leadership: Lay Citizens. Workshop Report.
Thaxton, Louis C.
A three-day workshop was presented by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service (MCES) of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, to help MCES faculty work more effectively with lay community leaders and to help lay leaders improve their leadership skills. The workshops focused especially on contacting "hard to reach" audiences in MCES programs involving public and private services and facilities in education, recreation, housing, employment, and sanitation. Chapter 1 of this report introduces the workshops and lists their three objectives: to improve participants' understanding of techniques of working with lay leaders, to develop strategies for working with lay leaders, and to identify followup activities for the leadership workshop. Chapter 2 presents several models of community program participation and social processes and discusses the leadership styles of community development professionals. In chapter 3 the author covers the results of workshop sessions for developing community leaders and for improving their skills in leadership identification and group motivation and dynamics. Chapter 4 briefly summarizes the workshop evaluations and describes the annual plan and followup activities developed at the workshop. Five appendices provide the workshop program, evaluation results for various sessions, and a list of the reference materials distributed. (RW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cooperative Extension Service.